Multiplatinum Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, best known for her chart-topping earworm "Call Me Maybe," will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre for a 12-week limited engagement beginning February 4, 2014. Jepsen replaces two-time Drama Desk Award winner Laura Osnes, who completes her yearlong starring turn as the rags-to-riches princess in January. Also joining the cast on February 4 is the previously announced television star Fran Drescher (The Nanny), who begins her run as Cinderella's stepmother, Madame.
Cinderella opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 3, 2013. Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane lends a modernized book to the classic fairy tale, featuring a score by legendary songwriting team Rodgers and Hammerstein. Jepsen and Drescher will join a cast starring Santino Fontana (Prince Topher), Peter Bartlett (Sebastian), Ann Harada (Charlotte), Greg Hildreth (Jean-Michel), and Marla Mindelle (Gabrielle). Fontana will soon depart the production to star in the new play Act One. A replacement for Fontana has yet to be announced.